Remington to File for Bankruptcy to Get Rid of $700 Million in Debt

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 29: Custom Remington pistols are displayed at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 29, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 800 exhibitors, the convention is the largest annual gathering for the NRA's more than 5 million members. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Remington Outdoors is reportedly preparing to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to get rid of $700 million in debt.

They plan to file in a federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware.

Fortune reports the bankruptcy results from two things: A reduced demand for new firearms and the difficult climate created by the fact that the Sandy Hook Elementary attacker used a Remington Bushmaster rifle to carry out his criminal attack. That rifle, however, was legally purchased and registered before being stolen and used by the attacker.

The bankruptcy filing will remove Remington from under the auspices of Cerberus Capital, handing it to creditors, each of whom will get a share in the company. CBS News reports the new ownership will be structured so that “holders of Remington’s $550 million term loan will get an 82.5 percent equity stake in the gunmaker, and third-lien note holders will get 17.5 percent of Remington and four-year warrants for a 15 percent stake.” Another $100 million will be in place to keep the company running during the bankruptcy process.

Remington executive chairman Jim Geisler said, “Difficult industry conditions make today’s agreement prudent.”

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